My wife and I helped orchestrate an art night at our church. Why? It helps to cast a vision of the importance of VBS and the important role the kids (and adults) play in making VBS meaningful/impactful....while creating art to help decorate this summer. This is something we used to do at our old church, and we truly believe it makes a difference. There is a lot of "prep" for such an event. You are dealing with toddlers through senior adults, and they come from diverse backgrounds in regards to art experience. Having everything laid out, clearly labeled, and examples helps attendees to feel more confident & successful!
IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE & EVERYONE SEEMED TO REALLY ENJOY THE TIME!